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May 14, 2012 11:00pm PDT
is in debt. so, governor brown introduced more painful cuts. the plan, to reduce help for mothers getting off welfare. and cuts to the schools and the court system. nbc bay area cheryl hurt joins us from el cerrito tonight. these cuts run deep. >> reporter: they do, raj. a lot of people had been waiting, holding their breath for the governor's revised budget. but now that it's here, the future looks grim for a lot of people, including state workers. this state worker didn't want to reveal our identity. but didn't mind telling us how proposed cuts would affect her personally. she has two children. one she adopted four years ago. >> there's a chance if they keep cutting our paying my adopted child will have to go back because i can't afford her. >> reporter: she says she can't believe that governor brown is looking at state workers to balance a huge budget gap. in january, brown estimated the budget short fall to be $9 billion. now, the deficit is nearly $16 billion. the governor calls it a day of reckoning. >> the short-term pain is real. i think the greater good is to balance the revenue with
NBC
May 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
>>> good evening. california's budget deficit is getting bigger by the day and governor brown announce that had january's projected shortfall of $9 billion is now nearly double that. the governor is due to release his revised budget on monday and that budget is expected to include devastating cuts to health and welfare program as well as education. in a youtube video released today, he explained why the outlook is so bleak. >> tax receipts are coming in lower than expected. and the federal government and the courts have blocked us from making billions and necessary budget reductions. the result is that we're now facing a $16 billion hole. not the $9 billion we thought in january. >> the governor also pushed for support for his november ballot initiative to reduce the pain of the cuts. it would raise an estimated $7 billion by increasing the income tax on people who make more than $250,000 a year. the plan also temporarily raises sales tax by a quarter cent. >>> the state budget isn't the only thing weighing on the minds of more than $700,000 californians tonight. they either p
NBC
May 16, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in california and the other six brown states is there case law. in the rest of the states, surrogacy is in some form of legal limbo. tiffany found her surrogate just hours from her home. >> we had a cup of tea. and she has a lawyer and i have a lawyer. and you go over the specifics. >> reporter: once that was settled, tiffany and her surrogate began a friendship. and tiffany got to watch her baby grow throughout the pregnancy. and when the baby girl was born, tiffany was there. >> i got to cut the umbilical cord. i was on the bed with her. we were hugging. it was an incredible experience. and now, our dreams came true. >> reporter: tiffany shared her story, in hopes of empowering women, paralyzed after infertility. >> to have the surrogacy go so smoothly, such gratitude. >> if you'd like more information about tiffany's story, we'll link you to her facebook page. go to our website, nbcbayarea.com. and click as seen on, or such surrogacy solutions. >>> time to upgrade your iphone. the next generation iphone will offer a wider screen. apple has placed an order for bigger display screens from its
NBC
May 28, 2012 11:00pm PDT
very worried. this year's lack of rain turned things brown and dry extra early, making the bay area's vegetation more flammable than ever. >> that moisture is down to the point that we have not seen them in documentation and this low to where they would take off instantly when they are preheated in a fire. >> continues led to an earlier start to fire season. beginning today, cal fire stations across the bay area are staffed and ready to roll. >> they are geared up to save people's homes. life and property is our main focus. >> cal fire officials say conditions are so dangerous this year it's crucial for homeowners to do their part. >> each homeowner has to make sure they do a 100 foot clearance to give us a fighting chance for them. >> to add fuel to the situation, fire stations across the bay area and state have been forced to cut back. it just could add up to one of the worst fire seasons in recent history. >> i'm nervous about the type of fire and how big they will get and the lack of firefighters. it's going to compromise the safety of the people as well as the firefighters. >>
NBC
May 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
by governor schwarzenegger and governor brown. >>> another california lawmaker wants to use state funds. jerry hill produced the measure today. it passed the $2 million pg&e had from fines stemming from the san bruno explosion. the measure will reduce the money the utility would be borrowing to fund the project. mark le'o backed a similar bill in sacramento. >>> a health alert, about one of the most prescribed medications in the country. be on the lookout for counterfeit versions of adderall. they're pink. the u.s. food and drug administration learned of people receiving counterfeit adderall online. the fda says the fakes don't work and could be dangerous. the pills are said to be in bottles with misspellings on the label. >>> a medical first in houston. a woman will undergo the first-ever double-arm implant. katie hayes had to have both arms amputated. she is looking forward to putting her arms around her daughter. >>> south bay drivers are about to get the green light and the red one on their afternoon commute. erring lights will turn on at 3:00 in the afternoon, creating a different landsca
NBC
May 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
jerry brown to remove this doctor from a state board because she took a stance in this ad almost no one president nel medical field appears to support. she says none of the money goes to cancer treatment. that's because it goes to cancer research. >> i work with real doctors. we have seen those on with white coats telling a story and they're not accurate. >> reporter: david viniciano is ceo of the california division of american cancer society. he says the no on 29 ads are deceptive. >> we wrote the proposition and we know what's going to happen. it will save more than 104,000 lives, prevent 228,000 kids from smoking, and provide critical, life-saving cancer research. >> reporter: prop 29 is a proposed cigarette tax on the june ballot of $1 per pack which the state legislative analyst says will generate an estimated $8 million a year for cancer research. the yes on 29 campaign is funded by the american cancer society and the lance armstrong foundation which has raised about $5.5 million. the no on 29 campaign has raised much more. $40 million. with almost all of that money coming from t
NBC
May 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
mayor willie brown reflected on his experience 25 years ago. he was assembly speaker back then and was one of the people who planned to walk across the bridge that day. >> with more than 1 million people on the bridge, it appeared to have flattened out, which frightened me. it took almost four hours for me to get off that bridge. in this celebration, i am going to enjoy every second of it, but it will not be in close proximity to anybody. >> we hope he did. this youtube video shows how packed it was on the bridge that day. the former mayor was right, at one point all the weight actually did cause the bridge to flatn, dropping about seven feet from its normal arch. included in that crowd, my four brothers who almost missed my graduation from cal that day when they ended up trapped in the middle of the masses. >>> our live coverage of the golden gate bridge anniversary continues throughout this newscast with additional video of the fireworks coming up. then at 11:30, our own cheryl hurd shows us the amazing view of tonight's fireworks display from a boat in the bay. you can
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